A forerunner in the field of digital content monetization since 2008, Znak Inc., launches the newest version of its flag Znak it! platform developed to make the WWW marketplace fair both to content providers and Web users.
The digital content curation and monetization platform Znak it!, developed by Znak Inc., will launch its public beta in August, 2011. Pre-registration for the platform is now available at http://www.znakit.com. A forerunner in the field of digital content monetization since 2008, Znak it! recently won the 2011 Florin Transaction Service Innovation Award, honored for its outstanding innovations in online payments processing.
Znak it! aims to make the World Wide Web fair to content providers by offering a nano-payment solution to help monetize premium content, services and applications. Instead of erecting expensive paywalls or giving their content away for free, providers can now employ Znak it! to earn more revenue using a system of pre-paid virtual tokens (Znaks). Znak it!'s unique, patent-pending technology makes transaction processing very quick and efficient. Providers can expect returns as big as 94% of their content access price, depending on volume.
The platform is portal-agnostic and customizable and, therefore, can be adopted by content providers large and small, from media organizations such as newspapers, magazines and e-book publishers, to game and app developers to individual bloggers. Alternatively, it can be used as a "white label." Znak it! can serve all formats of digital content, from text to video and audio files, in addition to applications and software. It is a smart solution, convenient and fair to everyone.
Web users and advertisers also benefit from Znak it!'s award-winning technology. Users gain access to high-quality content quickly and safely, using "anonymous" Znaks to pay for on-demand access to desired premium content. For advertisers and marketers, the service offers access to a large pool of dedicated, paying customers for purposes of market research and targeted promotions and allows them to sponsor web user access to paid content - a truly win-win and win situation.
The platform has been developed using Java/J2EE, plugin-less browser-based technologies in the "cloud" environment and is in accordance with the strict payment/banking transaction processing and safety standards. All transactions are SSL-encrypted; however, it is a voluntary compliance. Znak it! is information processing software, and as such, it does not require any money transmitting or payment processing licenses.
"PaidContent.org recently reported that the New York Times paywall cost $25 million to develop. It took them nearly two years of research, heavy programming and marketing work to put the paywall in place," cited Znak Inc. founder and CEO Greg Golebiewski. "Now the Times reports to have reached 224,000 paid digital subscribers - the paywall is not such a "wall," after all; it works. But small or even medium-size publishers cannot afford such expensive solutions. That's why we have developed Znak it! By registering with our services, content providers, of any size and means, can bypass the time-consuming development work and protect and monetize their assets just like the big online publishers do."
Znak Inc. is a Delaware corporation with development offices in Portugal and Poland. Znak Inc. develops software-as-a-service (SaaS) and server-based solutions for digital content creators and distributors, designed to effectively curate and monetize premium content.
Znak Inc is a two-time Silver Sponsor of Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and was recognized by the VDZ, the umbrella organization of German Magazine Publishers, as one of the most innovative digital content solutions. Most recently